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DigiBarn
Jan 12, 2018 Marc Verdell
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This 2017 project was meant to restore the DigiBarn's Xerox Alto II/XM computer from Xerox Palo Alto Research Center by way of Ron Cude. Marc and his team undergo a heroic effort around this "basket case" Alto which may have been a spare parts machine. Ron Cude was the main service tech to keep Altos running and this was the last machine he had in his garage picked up by DigiBarn curator Bruce Damer back in 2003 for his Alto@30 celebration that year. The team's heroic effort included:...
Topics: Xerox Alto, Palo Alto Research Center, Digibarn, Mouse, User Interfaces, Ethernet
Archiving Virtual Worlds
Jan 6, 2018 Allan Lundell
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1996 10 26 Earth 2 Avatars Out Takes Brett Kelly Steph Scully Vocce Om Alex Utterman Rob Tow Kitty David Traub Peter Bruce Damer Pan
Topics: Avatars, virtual worlds
Archiving Virtual Worlds
Jan 5, 2018 Allan Lundell
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1996 10 26 Avatar Behind The Scenes SF Balloon Elevator Liberty Lights Drumming Brett Leonard David Traub Stephanie Sutton Michael Moore Carla King Wendy Sue Noah Fantuzzi Sun Bruce On 360 Turntable
Topics: Avatars, virtual worlds
Dr. Bruce & the Levity Zone Archive
Dec 30, 2017 Dr. Bruce Damer
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For the 60th Levity Zone podcast, Dr. Bruce brings you Communion in the Pyramid, a team performance of cosmic proportions held at Burning Man 2017. Join Samantha Sweetwater for an invocation from our deepest communal origins followed by Valentin Santana and Andre Reinero (aka DJ DISSOLV) rocking their board bringing forth a new composition in their "Calibrate" line... danced to by the phenomenal Jasmine. A crack of thunder signaled yours truly, the Wizard, to stride slowly forward...
Topics: Origins of Life, Apollo Lunar Program, Summer of Love, Burning Man, Space
Dr. Bruce & the Levity Zone Archive
Nov 18, 2017 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. Bruce reports in from Islamabad, Pakistan where he is on a "round the world" tour from the Science & Nondualists of San Jose, to the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador, to Mars rover roboticists in Pasadena, and from here onwards to China. He gave perhaps the first talk on the origins of life and search for life in the Universe in Pakistan at the Quaid-i-Azam University in Islamabad. His host, renowned physicist and activist Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy, hosted this talk at the Physics...
Topics: Origins of Life, physics, chemistry, astrobiology, exoplanets, astronomy, philosophy, metaphysics
Dr. Bruce & the Levity Zone Archive
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Dr. Bruce Damer's Diary: Giant Galapagos Tortoises @ hatchery and conservation centre in San Cristobal (Oct 27, 2017)
Topics: Galapagos, Giant Tortoises, conservation
Dr. Bruce & the Levity Zone Archive
Sep 29, 2017 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. Bruce returns after a magickal mystery tour of epic proportions performing and speaking at the Oregon Eclipse festival and then on to Burning Man. Join John Zielinski, Michael Moore and Dr. Bruce on a hillside above the Eclipse stage to witness the union of darkness and light as totality swept across Eastern Oregon on August 21, 2017. The boys wax poetic on what all of this means as the totality tells the story of perfect chance that pulled us into existence. Shpongle provides a surprise...
Topics: eclipse, Symbiosis Festival, origin of life, science, cosmology
Dr. Bruce & the Levity Zone Archive
Sep 14, 2017 Dr. Bruce Damer, Wizards Light
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Oregon Eclipse Festival: "Song Of Saros" on the Fringe Theater Stage, Thursday August 17, 2017. "Wizards Light" troupe including Samantha, Sweetwater, Jasmine, Dr. Bruce Damer & DJ DISSOLV Part 1 of 2. Video by Michael Moore.
Topics: Symbiosis Eclipse, dance, spoken word performance
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Sep 14, 2017 Dr. Bruce Damer, Wizards Light
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Wizards Light performance with Dr. Bruce Damer, Samantha Sweetwater, Jasmine & DISSOLV @ Playalchemist-Burning Man August 31, 2017. Video by Frank Nuccio (of Dr. Bruce Damer) and Dr. Bruce Damer (of on-stage views).
Topics: Burning Man, dance, spoken word, Playalchemist
Dr. Bruce & the Levity Zone Archive
Aug 1, 2017 Nick Day, Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. Bruce returns after a two month hiatus with the first of two talks from the June 2017 Science of Consciousness Conference in La Jolla, California. The first, an interview by Nick Day of Consciousness Central, is a wide ranging conversation exploring the implications of the new Hot Spring Origin of Life hypothesis for biology, physics, philosophy and the origin and phenomenon of consciousness. Credits: Nick Day (interviewer), Dr. Bruce Damer (interviewee), Consciousness Central (recording...
Topics: Origin of Life, consciousness, physics, chemistry, philosophy, metaphysics
Dr. Bruce & the Levity Zone Archive
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Consciousness Central With Nick Day. BRUCE DAMER on the Origins Of Life-Full Interview 22
Topics: origins of life, complexity theory, AI, science, consciousness, ontology, metaphysics
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Jul 24, 2017 Center for Consciousness Studies
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Dr. Bruce Damer's plenary talk at the Science of Consciousness Conference 2017, La Jolla, CA on the topic of "The Origin and Evolution Of Life and Consciousness".
Topics: Origin of life, consciousness, complexity theory, ontology
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Jul 19, 2017 Allan Lundell, Sun Lundell, Dr. Bruce Damer
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MAPS Conference 2017: Dr. Bruce Damer, Duncan Trussell and Android Jones on Virtual Reality. Recorded on the Psymposium Stage, the Marketplace, Marriott City Center Oakland April 21, 2017.
Topics: Virtual Reality, Psychedelics, Android Jones
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Jun 19, 2017 Joanna Harcourt-Smith
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Dr. Bruce Damer on the Future Primitive Podcast with Joanna Harcourt-Smith (co-hosted by Jacob Aman) June 16th, 2017 Birthing a Future for Life an interview with Bruce Damer In this week’s episode Bruce Damer speaks with Joanna and Jacob Aman about: a gathering of hearts and minds exploring consciousness; using imagination for science; microtubules and the mind; finding the others in the field of knowing; a second Copernican revolution; a new model for the origin of life as a collaborative...
Topics: Copernican Revolution, consciousness, philosophy, science, origin of life, summer of love, Lukuma...
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Dr. Bruce Damer on Natural Born Alchemist podcast Ep126-in two parts Hosted by Alex Dr. Bruce Damer. Bruce is a multi disciplinary scientist, designer, and author. Currently he collaborates with colleagues developing and testing a new model for the origin of life on Earth and in the design of spacecraft architectures to provide a viable path for expansion of human civilization beyond the Earth. Bruce began his career in the 1980s developing some of the earliest user interfaces for personal...
Topics: Dr. Bruce Damer, spacecraft, origin of life, science, philosophy
Dr. Bruce & the Levity Zone Archive
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The Psychedelic Origins Of Life Dr. Bruce Damer on ATTMind Episode 49 in two parts. Hosted by James Jesso.
Topics: Dr. Bruce Damer, origin of life, science, space, philosophy
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Jun 18, 2017 Cory Allen
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Episode #82 Bruce Damer May 29, 2017 I’m joined on The Astral Hustle by the great Dr. Bruce Damer! We talk about the origin of cellular life, cosmic brilliance flowing through the web of humanity, and listening to the wisdom of the light in our minds. 
Topics: Dr. Bruce Damer, science, space, origin of life
DigiBarn
May 8, 2017 Dr. Bruce Damer
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A live demo on a restored Xerox Alto personal workstation running Pinball game. The machine and the game are from the mid 1970s and preceded most modern personal computing. The demo was recorded in Atherton, CA by Dr. Bruce Damer on May 5, 2017.
Topics: digibarn, Xerox Alto, Xerox PARC, personal computing history
Dr. Bruce & the Levity Zone Archive
Apr 20, 2017 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. Bruce marks the sad passing in April 2017 of Bob Taylor, the innovative father of much of the digital technology that we use every day. Bob funded Doug Engelbart's lab in the mid 1960s creating the first interactive computing information environment using a mouse and conceived of and headed the ARPANET project, forerunner of the Internet. In the 70s he directed the Xerox PARC Computer Science Lab which brought us the Alto. the first networked personal computer, and ran DEC labs in the...
Topics: Xerox PARC, Doug Engelbart, computer mouse, ARPANET, Silicon Valley, Xerox Alto, Ethernet
Archiving Virtual Worlds
Mar 24, 2017 Allan Lundell
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Featuring outtakes from the "Earth to Avatars" conference hosted by the Contact Consortium on October 26-27th, 1996 at the ANA Hotel in San Francisco. Features short cameos of: conference exhibitors showing virtual worlds with avatars, attendee conversations, panels, art events, and the Saturday night "come as your favorite avatars" Halloween party featuring the first annual Avvy Awards. Recorded by Allan Lundell of Virtual World Studios with appearances by conference...
Topics: avatars, virtual worlds, conference, san francisco, 1996
Dr. Bruce & the Levity Zone Archive
Mar 24, 2017 Dr. Bruce Damer, Val Santana, Android Jones, Violet Starkey
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A two minute mashup of Dr. Bruce Damer performing "Fire In The Sky" with DJ DISSOLV on music & Android Jones live painting on two LED screens on the Lucent Temple of Consciousness stage at Lightning in a Bottle, May 28, 2016. Thanks Pluma, D Miller, Talia Moradkhanian, Jazmin Delgado, Craig Kohland, Dream Rockwell, and Becca Dakini. Credits go to Violet for the main video capture and Michael Moore for his cell phone views and Val Santana and Sebastian Rodriguez for editing this...
Topics: cosmology, science, evolution, consciousness, spoken word art
Archiving Virtual Worlds
Mar 24, 2017 Allan Lundell, Bruce Damer
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Featuring the "Avatars98-Inside Cyberspace" Cyberconference hosted by the Contact Consortium on November 21st, 1998. Full screen captures of the action inside the Active Worlds Av98 virtual world. This was the world's first cyberconference with live attendees represented as avatars (2 parts). Al captures walk throughs of major activities during this one day event including the Ground Zero meeting area, exhibit hall, art gallery, webcam wall, avvy awards stage and speaker pods accessed...
Topics: avatars, virtual worlds, Bruce Damer, cyberconference
Dr. Bruce & the Levity Zone Archive
Mar 22, 2017 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. R.P. Kaushik returns to the Levity Zone to describe how listening to the body and becoming the observer separate from mind can open us to a healing and transformative intelligent energy. This energy can unify us with what is: the source of life itself. Dr. Bruce has recently been engaged in practices that are taking him closer to opening to this energy, so his heart was wide open to Dr. Kaushik's telling of this link between the body, the mind and this path to transformation. As our world...
Topics: Body, Health, Consciousness, Realization, Healing
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Mar 1, 2017 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. Bruce returns for another TubCast with Allan Lundell in a pot boiling historical hot tub conversation about the origins and evolution of the power structures, brokers and abusers we find ourselves surrounded by today. Part One of this investigation takes us through the shaping of power from the temple at Eleusis through the Renaissance and the Industrial Revolution up to Dr. Bruce's 1986 meeting of "Kojak and the Serpent". Dr. Bruce then offers a ray of hope through science and...
Topics: Power, Eleusis, Renaissance, Industrial Revolution, Economics, Pathology, Psychopathy, Leadership,...
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Jan 25, 2017 Jamie Wheal, Steven Kotler, Evolver Learning Lab
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Dr. Bruce Damer on "Stealing Fire" Evolver Learning Lab #1: November 30: From Endo to Exo: Alternate Realities in Service of the Human Future How might altered states best serve creativity? Dr. Bruce Damer is a multi-disciplinary scientist, designer and author who has engaged in decades of exploration into states of consciousness, specifically in the practice of achieving endogenous visionary states to support thought experiments. We all experience Endo (internal) states when we are...
Topics: altered states of consciousness, flow states, church, Eleusis, psychedelics, science, endogenous...
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Jan 25, 2017 Mike Zaremba
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Dr. Bruce Damer was interviewed at the Float House in downtown Vancouver on the subject of "the Origin of Life" and other topics by Mike Zaremba in late October after the Spirit Plant Medicine conference at UBC. Description for Episode #91: Bruce Damer is truly one of a kind. He is Canadian-American multi disciplinary scientist, designer, and author. Dr. Bruce Damer collaborates with colleagues developing and testing a new model for the origin of life on Earth and in the design of...
Topics: Dr. Bruce Damer, origin of life, space, science, human history, altered states of consciousness
Archiving Virtual Worlds
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Avatars SIG Panel @ SIGGRAPH 1997 with Bruce Damer, Steve Dipaola and others. A few demos, scenes and people from the SIG at the Omni Hotel in Los Angeles are also included. Recorded by Allan Lundell of Virtual World Studios on August 7, 1997.
Topics: virtual worlds, avatars, SIGGRAPH
Dr. Bruce & the Levity Zone Archive
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Bruce Damer interviewed on the current state of "Avatars" in 1996 by Allan Lundell at a Santa Cruz Beach House Party on 29th of December 1996. Bruce describes the state of virtual worlds, including AlphaWorld, and Onlive Traveler and their prospects for 1997. This interview was just two months after Bruce hosted the first conference on avatars/virtual worlds on the internet, Earth to Avatars.
Topics: virtual worlds, avatars
Archiving Virtual Worlds
Jan 24, 2017 Allan Lundell, Virtual World Studios
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Bruce Damer interviewed on the current state of "Avatars" in 1996 by Allan Lundell at a Santa Cruz Beach House Party on 29th of December 1996. Bruce describes the state of virtual worlds, including AlphaWorld, and Onlive Traveler and their prospects for 1997. This interview was just two months after Bruce hosted the first conference on avatars/virtual worlds on the internet, Earth to Avatars.
Topics: virtual worlds, california culture
Dr. Bruce & the Levity Zone Archive
Jan 19, 2017 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. Bruce shares some heartfelt words on the recent so-called "election" of 2016 in the USA. Recorded on the eve of the new year 2017 and offered on the eve of the so-called "inauguration" of a non-elected "president". It reflects a Canadian but also a human view of the broken nature of the US national political system and  its need to be radically remade some time in the future. Credits: Dr. Bruce Damer (recording and cover art). [released 19 January 2017]
Topics: US Political System, presidentail elections, democracy, Donald Trump, fraud, voting, constitutional...
Dr. Bruce & the Levity Zone Archive
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Dr. Bruce Damer on Lucid Planet Radio with Dr. Kelly Neff (podcast, radio). Currently includes: Episode 71: Spaced Out Science, a Conversation with Dr. Bruce Damer
Topics: science, space, spirituality, festivals, Terence McKenna
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Dec 1, 2016 Dr. Bruce Damer, Zach Jankovic
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Dr. Bruce is interviewed by the "VR The Movie" documentary film crew in April of 2015 on his past and current views of Virtual Reality. This sweeping discussion starts with the story of Jaron Lanier escaping to Silicon Valley in an old car to create the first VR headset and glove in the late 1980s, We then motor on through the mid 90s revolution in online "avatar" virtual worlds and drive up to the second coming of VR with Oculus Rift in the 20-teens. We finally look through...
Topics: Virtual Reality, avatars, Jaron Lanier, Oculus Rift, Thomas Edison, cinema, James Cameron,...
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Nov 29, 2016 Dr. Bruce Damer, Tom Riedel
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Dr. Bruce Damer presents "The Entheogenic Singularity" @ Palenque Norte, Burning Man 2014 in honor of Sasha Shulgin. Artistic rendering by Tom Riedel.
Topics: Burning Man, Sasha Alexander Shulgin, Palenque Norte, Psychedelics, Ramez Naam
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Nov 17, 2016 Dr. Bruce Damer, Skanky Mojo
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The "Ode to Terence" (McKenna) as read by Dr. Bruce Damer at the Esalen Institute, June 2012 and set to music by Skanky Mojo in November 2016. Fine the full story and images about the Ode at: http://www.damer.com/projects/fan-terencem/Bruce-Damer-Ode-To-Terence-McKenna.htm Find the full script below: 1. Where did you come from Terence? - You youthful seeker of the weird, from circus freak show fuzzy Charlie to Eros on the tightrope strutting just out of reach of death in the big top -...
Topics: Terence McKenna, Psychedelics
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Nov 16, 2016 Tara Djokic
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Dr. Bruce Damer interviewed in July 2106 by Richard Smith for the ABC/Arte "Living Universe" science TV series. Shot on location near the Strelley Pool fossil locality these segments feature multiple takes of a discussion of "Darwin's warm little pond" and the newly proposed "Terrestrial Origins" theory of the origin of life in fresh water pools. Second camera capture of the making of the documentary by Tara Djokic.
Topics: origin of life, life in the universe, biogenesis, chemistry, complexity, Charles Darwin
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Nov 9, 2016 Dr. Bruce Damer
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This is a web extract of Bruce Damer's classic book "Avatars! Exploring and Building Virtual Worlds on the Internet" Published by Peachpit Press in October of 1997. Along with the full chapter text and images is extra supplemental material including: appendices, interviews and tutorials. This PDF file is a dump of the book's public web site which was published on the CD-ROM and is also available online at: http://www.digitalspace.com/avatars/book/fullbook/index.htm
Topics: avatars, virtual worlds, virtual communities, chat rooms, virtual reality, early social networks
This is a web extract of Bruce Damer's classic book "Avatars! Exploring and Building Virtual Worlds on the Internet" Published by Peachpit Press in October of 1997. Also included along with the full chapter text and images are extra appendices, interviews and tutorials. This PDF file is a dump of the book's public web site which was published on the CD-ROM and is also available online at: http://www.digitalspace.com/avatars/book/fullbook/index.htm
Topics: avatars, virtual worlds, internet, chat rooms, virtual reality, multi-player games, early social...
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Oct 29, 2016 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Select video segments and still images from Dr. Bruce Damer’s performance of "Conscious Light From Ancient Temples To Modern Shamanism" performed on the Temple Stage at the Lighting in a Bottle Festival, May 23, 2015. Building on a theme introduced by Lorenzo Hagerty in their workshop at Esalen in 2012, Dr. Damer takes an in-depth look at the importance and essence of the Mysteries at Eleusis. Included is an edit from the Lightning in a Bottle film crew to promote talks at future...
Topics: Shamanism, Eleusis, Eleusinian Mysteries
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Oct 28, 2016 Evolver Lounge
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Video and stills from Dr. Bruce Damer's performance for Evolver Lounge at Mycelium Studio, Melbourne Australia Facebook page and comments: https://www.facebook.com/events/332125833661749/permalink/335208263353506/ From the original announcement: Jan 29, 2015: Melbourne 7pm-10pm Melbourne Evolver Lounge Mycelium Studios 255 Johnston St. Abbotsford, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3067 Bruce Damer is teamed up with The Evolver Lounge and Joe Oppenheimer and his band to create an immersive...
Topics: science, space, psychedelics, history
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Oct 27, 2016 Noah Lampert
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Dr. Bruce Damer on Noah Lampert's Synchronicity Podcast Dr. Bruce Damer stops by Synchronicity to talk cooperative evolution, liminal boundaries, magic, reality and more! Episode 53 can be found at: https://syncpodcast.com/episode-53-dr-bruce-damer/
Topics: science, evolution, cooperation, liminality, magic
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Oct 26, 2016 Dr. Bruce Damer, Allan Lundell
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Join Dr. Future (Al Lundell) and Dr. Bruce in another Tubcast, a spirited (and bubbly) hot tub conversation ranging from the cosmic destiny of life beyond Earth, to our own ancestry at the birth of our world, to how we might best survive and thrive for another five hundred years. Is all we have to do to wake up to how rare we are and to the wonder of *what is* rather than falling into stories invented by others? Please join us again in the Levity Zone for dialogues at the edge of the west, or...
Topics: life in space, spacecraft, Mars exploration, conspiracy theories, Elon Musk
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Paper Abstract: Hydrothermal fields on the prebiotic Earth are candidate environments for biogenesis. We propose a model in which molecular systems driven by cycles of hydration and dehydration in such sites undergo chemical evolution in dehydrated films on mineral surfaces followed by encapsulation and combinatorial selection in a hydrated bulk phase. The dehydrated phase can consist of concentrated eutectic mixtures or multilamellar liquid crystalline matrices. Both conditions organize and...
Topics: protocells, hydrothermal fields, early evolution, origin of life, evolutionary biology, chemistry,...
Archiving Virtual Worlds
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Virtual Worlds Timeline October 2016 walking tour, movies & images from Avatars98: Inside Cyberspace conference in Active Worlds. 
Topics: avatars, virtual worlds, cyberconferences
DigiBarn
Oct 5, 2016 Allan Lundell
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Early 1991Wearable PC by Lee Felsenstein One of the pioneers of the microcomputing industry, Lee Felsenstein, demonstrates his early wearable computer. About this device he writes "This was taken at the 1991 CD-ROM show and exposition in San Jose, CA (at the Red Lion - now the Doubletree Hotel). It's a belt-worn DR-DOS PC in its own right, with a CD-ROM drive, a crude PCMCIA card for bulk storage and the Reflection Technologies moving-mirror-scanned LED display. The grey handheld mouse...
Topics: wearable PC, augmented reality, Lee Felsenstein, DOS
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Oct 3, 2016 Christopher Pezza, Allan Lundell
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The "Flat Earth" Panel featuring Dr. Bruce Damer @ the Symbiosis 2016 Festival. Show produced by Chris Pezza. Panel hosted by Dr. Erik Davis. Featuring comedic performances by Kumare, JP Sears, Dr. Bruce Damer, Bejna Juster, Tyler Hanson and others. Panel held Friday September 23rd at Symbiosis Gathering 2016, Woodward Reservoir, Oakdale, CA. Video shot by Allan Lundell.
Topics: Flat Earth, Comedy, Take3, Space, Meditation
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Sep 29, 2016 Dr. Bruce Damer
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For the 50th Levity Zone podcast Dr. Bruce offers: "Fire in the Sky" a four part full tilt poetic journey from the birth of the cosmos through the origin of life and human conscious awareness. This piece was later performed on stage with Android Jones and Val Santana at the 2016 Lightning in a Bottle festival. Credits: Dr. Bruce Damer (performer), Lisa Cory (cover photography), Val Santana/DJ DISSOLV (recording and music mixing). [released 29 September 2016]
Topics: Cosmogenesis, biogenesis, evolution, consciousness, language, paleolithic Europe, Ancient Greece,...
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An unpublished book chapter by Dr. Bruce Damer for a book on "The Divine Propotion" being put together by Dr. Scott Olsen in 2011-2012 which did not find a publisher. This is a poetic thought experiment expressing a toy model of a common theme and drivers beginnig with cosmogenesis through to biogenesis and the origin of consciousness. 
Topics: cosmogenesis, biogenesis, Fibonacci sequences, spirals, optimal unpacking
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Sep 1, 2016 Duncan Trussell
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EPISODE 209 - Dr. Bruce Damer A conversation with the brilliant scientist and speaker Dr. Bruce Damer (Levity Zone Podcast, damer.com) we talk about VR, technology, the feasibility of mining asteroids, and the Atman of shape shifting through the military industrial complex, academia, and other radically different cultures.
Topics: Origin of Life, Space Exploration, Asteroid Mining, Virtual Reality, science, shape shifting
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Sep 1, 2016 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. Bruce returns with a report on science field work in Australia and at the Bumpass Hell volcanic springs in California. And then following on to our last episode "Primal Theory" which took up questions on how the universe might work, Dhiren Dasu and Dr. Bruce sit down in the studio and take up the more pertinent, personal question of where humanity might be going next. We asked ourselves the question: "what is your prime driver?" We cycled through whether we should live...
Topics: personal philosophy, consciousness, rhythm, awareness, presence, yoga, psychedelics, Ram Dass
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Aug 27, 2016 Joe Rogan Experience
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Dr. Bruce Damer's first appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast on October 14, 2014. From the podcast summary at: http://podcasts.joerogan.net/podcasts/bruce-damer Dr. Bruce Damer is a polymath scientist, designer, author and general explorer of liminal realms. He has worked for over a decade in simulation and design of space missions for NASA, develops biochemical models for the origin of life at UC Santa Cruz and collects vintage computers and their history in his DigiBarn computer...
Topics: Joe Rogan, space exploration, science, human history, digibarn, origin of life
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Aug 23, 2016 Greg Friedman
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Greg Friedman speaks with Dr. Bruce Damer on the Inner Journey program on FM KX 93.5 Laguna Beach, California on August 21st, 2016. Show link: http://www.kx935.com/podcasts/inner-journey-greg-friedman-guest-bruce-damer/ Bruce Frederick Damer, PhD (born 31 January 1962) is a Canadian American multi-disciplinary scientist, designer, and speaker. He works in evolutionary biology researching the question of the origin of life and the exploration and economic development of space. He also has a...
Topics: science, space, wellness, yoga, media, Ram Dass, future of humanity
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Aug 22, 2016 Michael Garfield, Evan Snyder
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Michael Garfield & Evan Snyder interview Dr. Bruce Damer on the Future Fossils Podcast (Episode 4, Season 1). Designer and scientist Bruce Damer shares his thoughts - and bold spacecraft designs - to enable sustainable space exploration. He argues that we can go to Mars, but it doesn't need to be a one way trip...  On asteroid mining, the origins of life, growing up during the Apollo Program and the importance of unifying society under visions for Great Projects (see also: Project...
Topics: space flight, space exploration, origin of life, chemistry, ancient Earth, Elon Musk, Biosphere 2,...
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Jul 2, 2016 Dr. Bruce Damer, Dhiren Dasu
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Dr. Bruce returns for a Studio Session with Dhiren Dasu recorded back in 2012 where he dove into his  primordial thinking behind the recently published hypothesis on the origin of life, musings on the origin of the cosmos, and the unique place of life and God in the universe. Credits: Dr. Bruce Damer (speaker), Dhiren Dasu (interview and audio recording), Ryan Norkus (cover art) Mental Physix (theme music). [released 2 July 2016]
Topics: science, origin of life, cosmogenesis, God, evolution
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Jun 30, 2016 Jonathan Davis, Uplift Connect-Mullumbimby, Australia
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Life On Earth Began as a Collaboration An interview with D r. Bruce Damer  on new speculations in science with an impact on philosophy and a rethinking of human civilization. Recorded on July 27th, 2015 at the home of Bharat Mitra near Mullumbimby, New South Wales, Australia. Video by Jonathan Davis. Youtube version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrNYltw0I8M
Topics: science, origin of life, collaboration, philosophy, Darwinism
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Jun 26, 2016 Dr. Bruce Damer, Ken Adams, Tom Riedel, Valentin Santana
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Deep Dreaming Science, a magickal visual soundscape storytelling held @ Elixart in Nevada City, California, with Bruce Damer, Ken Adams and DJ DISSOLV-Valentin Santana (15 June 2016)
Topics: storytelling, origins, science, space, google deep dream, visionary art, computer graphics,...
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Jun 9, 2016 Dr. Bruce Damer, Spotlife Santa Cruz
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Bruce Damer's SpotLife performance "Spot Life" at the Broadway Playhouse Theater in Santa Cruz on May 22, 2010.
Topic: life
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Jun 9, 2016 Dr. Bruce Damer, Spotlife Santa Cruz
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Bruce Damer's SpotLife performance "The Levity League" at the Broadway Playhouse Theater in Santa Cruz on May 28, 2011.
Topic: Sasha Shulgin
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Jun 9, 2016 Michael Philip
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Dr. Bruce Damer's appearances on the Third Eye Drops podcast (successor to the MidWest Real podcast) as recorded in video (Skype) with guests. Episode with Dennis McKenna and Michael Phillip: There are a few unicorns running around who’ve figured out a way to re-appropriate the dusty old construct of academia to their own terms. Both Dennis McKenna and Bruce Damer were brilliant enough, brave enough and tenacious enough to do it. If you’re familiar with them you already know, if not,...
Topics: Dennis McKenna, Terence McKenna, visionary thinking, psychedelics, Palenque Norte, science,...
Voice of America story: Apple Turns 40 in World It Helped Create Featuring interviews with several computer pioneers including Dr. Bruce Damer, founder and curator of the DigiBarn Computer Museum. Find the story online at: http://www.voanews.com/content/apple-computer-forty-steve-jobs-wozniak/3263533.html By Steve Baragona, VOA, March 31, 2016
Topics: computer history, Apple computer, Apple II, Apple MacIntosh, Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, iPhone,...
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Preview by Lighting in a Bottle (LiB) Festival Lightning Talk Preview of Dr. Bruce Damer at the LiB 2015 featuring an excerpt from "Conscious Light From Ancient Temples To Modern Shamanism" performed on May 23, 2015. Available on the web at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_0DXes4ty0
Topics: Early human evolution, consciousness, Greek civilization, Eleusinian Mysteries, Christianity,...
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Jun 8, 2016 Evil Twins (Grace brothers)
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Dr. Bruce Damer on the Evil Twin Podcast (#EVLTWN). Find it  at: http://www.eviltwinpodcast.com/ Episode 57 description: In this episode we talk to the brilliant Dr. Bruce Damer. Dr. Damer is an associate researcher in the Department of Biomolecular Engineering, University of California at Santa Cruz where he collaborated with Prof. David Deamer to develop the Coupled Phases model for the origin of life. From 1999 to 2009 Dr. Damer's company, DigitalSpace Corporation, was awarded contracts by...
Topics: space, science, visionary thinking
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Jun 8, 2016 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. Bruce Damer's presentation of "Origin of Life Science: We are the Communal Unit" at the 2016 Lighting in a Bottle festival. Presented on the Temple of Lucent Consciousness stage on 27 May, 2016 by the San Antonio Reservoir. Cell phone capture by Michael Moore. 
Topics: origin of life, science, space, visionary exploration, thought experiments
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Jun 8, 2016 Dr. Bruce Damer, LiB
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Dr. Bruce Damer's performance of "Fire In The Sky" at the 2016 Lighting in a Bottle festival on the Temple of Lucent Consciousness stage. Live art projections were provided by by Android (Andrew) Jones, and music was artfully blended in by DJ DISSOLV (Val Santana). Two camera shoot by Kalie Violet Starkey (Quicktime movie file set) and cell phone capture by Michael Moore (MP4). Performed on 28 May, 2016 by the dry shores of the San Antonio Reservoir, Bradley California.
Topics: poetry, space, science, human history, human future
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Apr 5, 2016 Michael Philip
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Dr. Bruce Damer's appearances on the Third Eye Drops podcast (successor to the MidWest Real podcast).
Topics: Dr. Bruce Damer, Dennis McKenna, Space, Science, Psychedelics, conscousness
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Mar 31, 2016 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Apple Computer's 30th birthday was celebrated back in November 2006 when Dr. Bruce and his DigiBarn Computer Museum hosted a lively, nerdly and funny panel featuring Steve Wozniak, Randy Wigginton, Chris Espinosa, and Daniel Kottke. The theme was: "Apple in the garage" when these four gentlemen along with Steve Jobs assembled Apple 1 computers in his parents' garage, cooking up what would eventually become the world's most valuable company. This episode is released to coincide with...
Topics: DigiBarn, computer history, Apple computer, Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, Apple I, Apple II, garages,...
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Mar 3, 2016 Xerox Corporation
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DigiBarn Archives: Xerox Viewpoint Software, complete demo including architecture. Thanks Ed Weeden for digitizing this.
Topics: Xerox workstations, ViewPoint, graphical user interfaces, 1980s
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Mar 3, 2016 Xerox Corporation
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DigiBarn Archives: Xerox Viewpoint Software Future Developments as shown on the Xerox Star 8010 workstation.
Topics: Xerox workstations, graphical user interfaces, 1980s
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Mar 3, 2016 Xerox Corporation
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DigiBarn Archives: A humorous piece on the Xerox XPS 701 workstation. Thanks Ed Weeden for digitizing and providing the piece.
Topics: Xerox workstations, graphical user interfaces, 1980s
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Mar 2, 2016 Xerox Corporation
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The Xerox 6085 (Daybreak) Professional Computer System workstation introduced in a two part video. Thanks Ed Weeden for the digitization.
Topics: Digibarn, Xerox workstations, graphical user interfaces, computing history, 1980s
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Mar 1, 2016 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Roll open the doors to the DigiBarn Computer Museum as we enter a new theme in the Zone. Apple's co-founder Steve Wozniak gets a grand tour of Dr. Bruce's vintage computer collection. Deep nerd wisdom is mixed with whimsical techie banter as first person true stories of Apple and the rise of the personal computer are shared. Credits: Steve Wozniak, Dr. Bruce Damer, Allan Lundell, Sellam Ismail (speakers, recording and editing), Bo Millward (sound cleanup) Kyle Espenshade (theme music)....
Topics: Steve Wozniak, Apple Computer, DigiBarn Computer Museum, Apple II, Xerox Alto, Elixir Technologies,...
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Feb 25, 2016 KMO, Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. Bruce Damer's appearances on the C-Realm podcast hosted by KMO.
Topics: Dr. Bruce Damer, C-Realm, consciousness, space, science, politics
Psychedelia
Feb 4, 2016 Dr. Timothy Leary
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Timothy Leary's Interpersonal Checklist "Wheel" Figure 1 on page 2 from the 1956 workbook Multilevel Measurement of Interpersonal Behavior
Topics: Interpersonal Psychology, 1950s, Timothy Leary
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Jan 30, 2016 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Returning for the second half of the Merry Pranksters visit to the Levity Zone, Prankster Lee Quarnstrom reads from his autobiography "When I was a Dynamiter" with a spectacular telling of the 1965 bust at Ken Kesey's house in La Honda. Yours truly, Dr. Bruce, shares Leon Tabory's hitherto untold tale of the accidental painting of Kesey's magic bus before its epic 1964 New York trip, a chance inspiration that colored up the whole 60s. And John Leopold, First District Supervisor of...
Topics: Merry Pranksters, Acid Test, 1960s, Santa Cruz, Ken Kesey
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Dec 29, 2015 Joe Rogan Experience Podcast
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Dr. Bruce Damer is a polymath scientist, designer, author and general explorer of liminal realms. He has worked for over a decade in simulation and design of space missions for NASA, develops biochemical models for the origin of life at UC Santa Cruz and collects vintage computers and their history in his DigiBarn computer museum. He has a practice exploring beyond the edges of consciousness to bring back stuff that is meaningful for humanity and the Gaian prerogative. 
Topics: Joe Rogan, Dr. Bruce Damer, science, space, history, vintage computing
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DigiBarn Curator Dr. Bruce Damer & Al Lundell on CNET Live (April 24, 2008)
Topics: DigiBarn Computer Museum, History of Computing
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Published on Mar 23, 2014 Bruce Damer takes the 2012 Palenque Norte audience at the Burning Man Festival on a far flung journey into what he calls his practice of "global multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, multi-technic shamanism" where you "put yourself on the shelf" and dive deeply into the worlds of Pentagon think tanks, NASA mission designers, the tribal cultures of Pakistan, the Swiss, Egyptologists, IT professionals, and Christian Evangelicals, to come back with the true...
Topics: critical thinking, science, history, skepticism
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Dec 29, 2015 Tom Barbalet
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In the second "Conscious in the Cloud" session hosted by Tom Barbalet at Netflix HQ in Los Gatos, CA as part of a new series for the Biota.org podcast, Dr. Bruce Damer presents for the first time in public the conception of the "Genesis Engine" driven by the "Genesis Formulation". Inspired by the Drake Equation the formulation is ten factors that Damer and U.C. Santa Cruz collaborator Prof. David Deamer and others are putting forth as required for laboratory...
Topics: evolution, origin of life, Drake equation, chemistry, simulation
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Dec 29, 2015 Pop!Tech Conference
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Damer.com: Bruce Damer presenting at Pop!Tech (2002) 
Topics: virtual worlds, virtual community
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Dec 29, 2015 James Essex, Bruce Damer
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"Terence McKenna on the Natch" with Bruce Damer shot at Terence's house in South Kona, Hawaii in February 1999. This was the AllChemical Virtual Powwow in which for the first time Terence entered avatar populated virtual worlds and engaged with his audience. A long time dream, Terence became avatar "Zone Ghost" and very excitedly engaged this new world built of language. Bruce Damer was his guide, Terence's son Finn built the gateway world, Terence's partner Christy played a...
Topics: Terence McKenna, virtual worlds
A new model for the origin of life: Coupled phases and combinatorial selection in fluctuating hydrothermal pools Hydrothermal fields on the prebiotic Earth are candidate environments for biogenesis. We propose a model in which molecular systems driven by cycles of hydration and dehydration in such sites undergo chemical evolution and selection in a dehydrated surface phase followed by encapsulation and combinatorial selection in a hydrated phase. This model is partly supported by recent...
Topics: origin of life, astrobiology
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Dec 29, 2015 SETI Institute, Dr. Bruce Damer
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SETI Archive: http://seti.org/talks Bruce Damer presented the current state of the EvoGrid, a worldwide, multi-disciplinary project to simulate the chemical origin of life on Earth or as it might have occurred elsewhere in ours or other universes. When operational in 2010 the prototype EvoGrid will employ a central grid of computers to generate "digital primordial soups" and then, inspired by SETI, an even larger set of observer computers operating as @Home screen savers will be...
Topics: evolution, Drake equation, space, origin of life
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Dec 29, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer, Dhiren Dasu
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"Who is Bruce" is a short visual portfolio about Bruce Damer, his projects and life. See projects including Cyberwearz fashion, Weird Machines artwork, pioneering virtual worlds and avatars work, NASA mission visualization and design, the EvoGrid and life at Ancient Oaks Farm and the DigiBarn Computer Museum. From Bruce: this piece represents my life thursfar, during this, my fiftieth year on the planet.  Great thanks go out to Dhiren Dasu for producing the soundtrack and to a number...
Topics: Dr. Bruce Damer, autobiography
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Dec 29, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer, Allan Lundell
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Dr. Bruce Damer presents SHEPHERD Spacecraft at Santa Cruz NewTech Meetup (Dec 2, 2015)
Topics: space, SHEPHERD, asteroid mining, mars exploration
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Dec 29, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer, Ryan Norkus
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Evogrid The Movie # 2: The Asteroid Eaters
Topics: space, artificial life, evolution
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Dec 29, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer, Lorenzo Hagerty, Tom Riedel
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Terence McKenna Beyond 2012 presented by Bruce Damer and Lorenzo and Hagerty, Sierra Madre CA (4 parts)
Topic: Terence McKenna
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Dec 28, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer, David Neb, Gino Yu
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Dr. Bruce Damer on panel with Daniel Pinchbeck @ Burning Man 2014 (2 parts) (August 2014). Thanks go out to David Neb for taking the recording and for Gino Yu for organizing the panel.
Topics: future of consciousness, space, origin of life
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Dec 28, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer, Lasse Vedel Olsen, Saad Zia
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Animation of Dr. Bruce & the Levity Zone Podcast #2: "Naeem at the Source" by Lasse Vedel Olsen. Features a reading of Dr. Bruce Damer's story as read in Islamabad Pakistan by Saad Zia.
Topics: origin of consciousness, language, human history, Pushtun
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Dec 28, 2015 Lasse Vedel Olsen, Dr. Bruce Damer, Jacob McDonald
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An animation of the Dr. Bruce & the Levity Zone Podcast #3: "The Conscious Universe" by Lasse Vedel Olsen in the fall of 2013.
Topics: consciousness, cosmology, poetry
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Dec 28, 2015 Sergio Lub, Dr. Bruce Damer, Galen Brandt
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2014 Sep 18th - Thu at 6:00 PM Dr. BRUCE DAMER: Re-visioning Origins: from Cosmogenesis to Life's Emergence; from Eleusis to the Evolution of Civilization. Presentation by an interdisciplinary scientist working with NASA, UCSC and the visionary community as he tracks the evolution of computers, cyberspace, consciousness and its altering, to aid the human enterprise.  Pesonal Site: http://www.damer.com Singer: Galen Brandt Location: Earthrise at IONS - Institute of Noetic Sciences Campus - 101...
Topics: science, origins, space
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Dec 27, 2015 Dr. David Livingston
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Episodes of Dr. Bruce Damer and DigitalSpace on The Space Show with Dr. David Livingston. See The Space Show at: http://www.thespaceshow.com/
Topics: spaceflight, NASA, virtual reality, 3D graphics, simulation
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Dec 27, 2015 Allan Lundell, Sun Lundell
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Dr. Bruce Damer and friends & family on the Dr. Future Show on KSCO AM 1080 Santa Cruz, hosted by Dr. Future Allan Lundell and Mrs. Future Sun Lundell.
Topics: science, space, current events, technology
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Dec 27, 2015 Tom Barbalet, Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. Bruce Damer being interviewed with host Tom Barbalet on the original Biota Podcast and in conversation with the artificial life community of practitioners on the Biota Live conversations.
Topics: Artificial Life, computer simulation, emergence
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Dec 27, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer, Thomas Cuellar
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Dr. Bruce Damer interviewing various participants in the development of personal computing. Introduced by Thomas "Tommy" Cuellar.
Topic: history of computing
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Dec 25, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Recordings of Dr. Bruce Damer on miscellaneous podcasts. Frequent appearances on podcasts or major podcasts are given their own records. This is a collection of infrequent or one-off appearances on various podcasts.
Topics: podcasts, science, technology
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Dec 24, 2015 Lorenzo Hagerty, Dr. Bruce Damer
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Dr. Bruce Damer on the Psychedelic Salon Podcast.
Topics: Psychedelic Salon, visionary thinking
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Dec 18, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer
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The Merry Pranksters return to Santa Cruz to mark the 50th anniversary of the first Acid Test! Hear George Walker, Mountain Girl Carolyn Garcia and Ken Babbs on stage at Don Quixote's hold forth on deep counter-cultural history. Hosted by by County Supervisor John Leopold, this important historical event, which back in 1965 spawned the Grateful Dead, is commemorated by a proclamation, and a historic marker... a bus stop! Santa Cruz honors its Psychedelic history and Dr. Bruce was there to...
Topics: The Merry Pranksters, The Grateful Dead, Acid Tests, Counter Culture
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Nov 29, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer
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Returning from the Deep 90s back to the future in 2015 Dr. Bruce joins Allan Lundell and his mythic friend Peter Fae for a hot tub confab high on the mountaintop of Future Peak in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Not only is Al a true bon homme but he is also a keen observer of the cyber-culture and developing trends in tech and the social landscape, chronicling all of this in his KSCO Santa Cruz radio show, Dr. Future. Realizing a twenty year dream of networking hot tub conversations, Dr. Bruce, Al...
Topics: spirituality, science, gaia, space, billionaires, origin of life, mythic selves, avatars, drones
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Oct 31, 2015 Dr. Bruce Damer, Moira Gunn
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In the next "Deep 90s" episode in the Levity Zone we roll the clock to January of 1998 when Bruce Damer appeared on National Public Radio's TechNation program with host Dr. Moira Gunn. By this time Internet virtual worlds had exploded as hundreds of thousands of users, clothed in digital representations called avatars, had homesteaded their way into second lives in Cyberspace. Well before Internet voice chat and video, social networks, and networked games these worlds hosted group...
Topics: Avatars, virtual worlds, Internet
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Oct 25, 2015 Tara Djokic, Australian Center for Astrobiology
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Prof. Dave Deamer and Dr. Bruce Damer of UC Santa Cruz discuss a new theory for the origin of life on the banks of the Shaw River in the Pilbara, Western Australia.
Topic: origin of life
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Oct 23, 2015 Tara Djokic, Australian Center for Astrobiology
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Dr. Bruce Damer and Prof. Dave Deamer of UC Santa Cruz discuss a new theory for the origin of life on the banks of the Shaw River in the Pilbara, Western Australia.
Topics: origins of life, science, biology, chemistry